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Author Guidelines

HABITAT Journal, an international journal, provides a forum for publishing the original research articles, review articles from contributors, and the agricultural news related to agribusiness.

Scientific articles dealing with agricultural market analysis, agroindustry, empowerment, etc. are particularly welcome. This journal encompasses research articles, original research report, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in agribusiness including: agricultural and food market analysis, agro-food firm management and marketing, consumer behavior, value chain and supply chain, agricultural policy and trade, sustainable agriculture, food security, agribusiness and rural development, community empowerment, and agricultural education.

All manuscript submitted to the journal should be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The official language of the manuscript to be published in HABITAT Journal is English.

General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to HABITAT Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address, where author should register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

The following documents should accompany the manuscripts submitted by online through online submission interface (as supplementary files):

  1. Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) form originally (scan the document after signed) [download the CTA form here]
  2. covering letter outlines the basic findings of the paper and their significance.

Three types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication:

  1. Original Research Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
  2. Review Articles: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews are also peer-reviewed.
  3. Short Communication: Short communication paper may be used if you are working with a hot topic and had discovered something never explored before in the literature.

Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template: http://download/author_guidelines/template_habitat_2015.docx

Reviewing of manuscripts

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the editorial team or qualified international reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within four weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision.

Revisions of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

Author fee (page charges)

Article Publication: 500,000.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

Guidelines for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer through the following address:

Author should fill the form as detail as possible where the asterisk marked form must be entered. After all form textboxes were filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “Click Here”: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click Upload button.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to BCREC journal, click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Author who submits the manuscript will receive a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Author is able to track his submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.

User Rights

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Plagiarism Policy

Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. The Journal defines plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without citation. If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author may be sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s)Turnitin or other software will be used by the editorial team to check for simmiliarities of submitted manuscript with existing literatures.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Writing should be submitted according to these following restrictions:

General Organization of Paper

According to Engelmore and Morgan [Book 1.], manuscript content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References. Manuscript document submitted to this journal in MS Word.

Figure and table

Figure and table should be in black and white, and if it made in color, it should be readable when it later printed in black and white. Figure and table should be clearly readable and in a proportional measure to the overall page. Caption should be numbered, in single spaced. Both should be placed at the top or bottom of a page. Make table simple with only serve essential data, and cognizable. Figure, chart, and picture must be sharp and clear in order to be printed in good quality.


Mathematical equation should be clearly written, numbered orderly, and accompanied with any information needed.

Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing

Manuscript should not exceed 10 pages including embedded figures and tables, contain no appendix, should be written in Microsoft Office (.doc/.docx) or Open Office (.odt) format, and use two column for layout. Paper should be in prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2.5 cm for left margin, 3 cm for top, and 2 cm for bottom and right margin. Except the title, Use Times New Roman font-type, 11pt font size and all of text with single space. Please use full text of manuscript in English for international indexing.

Maximum size of Manuscript is less than 10mb.

Header and footer including page number must not be used. All hypertext links and section bookmarks will be removed from papers. If you need to refer to an Internet email address or URL in your paper, you must type out the address or URL fully in Regular font.

Paper Title 

Title should be brief but it can reflect the content of the manuscript, is written with a capital letter, use Times New Roman font-type, 14pt font size, and bold font-style.

If manuscript full text is in English, the title should be written in English. If the manuscript full text is in Indonesian, the title should be translated to Indonesian and use same font size with English title (put the Indonesian title on the English title).

Authors names and affiliations

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof., Dr., Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include email address) by adding asterisk (*) in superscript behind the name.

Author names should be in 11pt Times Roman bold, with 11pt above and 11ps below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over both columns of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 11pt Times Roman italic. The body of the text should commence 2 lines (24 points) below the last address.

Abstract and Keywords

Abstract in English full text manuscript should be written in one language (English), while if the Abstract in Indonesian full text manuscript should be written in two languages (Indonesian and English). Abstract should be arranged systematically and informative in fully one paragraph with no more than 250 word.

Keywords should consist of three to five words, arranged alphabetically, and all of keywords letter in lowercase font. Each word/phrase in keyword should be separated by semicolon (;), not coma (,). Examples below:

Keywords: introduction; methods; results; conclusions; references


Fill in the introduction contains the background and purposes research. In an introduction to say about GAP in the case of research so important to investigate.

Theoretical Underpinning (TU): TU describes the state of the art theory and its use in recent studies by researchers globally. TU is a description that deepens the orientation of the theory that has been stated in the introduction covering various concepts, variables, indicators that will be used. TU is used as a tool to analyze research findings whether or not they are in line with other researches. Thus, research will open up the possibility of disproving theory, improving, or producing a new theory that is completely different from the existing one.

Materials and Method

Materials and Methods should emphasize the procedures or ways of working and data analysis. For the field study, it is better if the research sites are included. The existence of certain important equipment should be mentioned in the procedures.

Results and Discussion

Results and discussion is written as a series, however, for the text with lengthy discussions can be divided into several sub-headings. Not only revealed the results in words, but also it should be clear and concise answer the question why and how the results occur. Inclusion photographs of original research results are very much appreciated. The discussion should not only describe the author's opinion, but also should refer to previous research libraries.


The conclusion is the answer of the main objectives and suggestions are contributed manuscripts policy implications.


Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: advisors, financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. proofreaders, typists, and suppliers who may have given materials. You may wish to thank those who have supported you and your work. (if needed)


Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors’ name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models.

All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references. References are sequentially numbered as they appear in the text. Reference numbers are indicated in square brackets. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either “Unpublished results” or “Personal communication”. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, authors’ names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Please ensure that the words ‘this issue’ are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

This journal has standard templates available in key reference management packages Mendeley ( Using plug-ins to word processing packages, authors only need to select the appropriate journal template when preparing their article and the list of references and citations to these will be formatted according to the journal style, which is described below.

Recommendations for references are:

  1. Include ALL authors. et al., for multiple authors is not acceptable.
  2. When referencing in the body of text, use 11pt Times Roman in square brackets [Book 1.].
  3. Types of references are as follows:
    1. For a Journal Article, see [Journal]
    2. For a Book, see [Book]
    3. For a Proceedings Paper, see [Proceedings]
    4. For a Technical Report, see [Technical report]
    5. For a Dissertation or Thesis, see [Skripsi/Tesis/Disertasi]
    6. For an Internet Reference (not preferable), see [Internet references]

When preparing your reference list, the following should be avoided:

  1. References not cited in the text.
  2. Excessively referencing your own work.
  3. Insufficiently referencing the work of others.

References list must be written consistently, whether the journal titles are written in short (i.e. J. Habt.) or in long format (Habitat Journal). For short title of journals, please follow the standard here: abrvjt.html

Citation and Reference are written according to APA style. Wikipedia, personal blog, and non-scientific website are not allowed to be taken into account. Primary references should be at least 80% from journal and at least ten references inside manuscript. All of references at least the last 5 year, except for literature related to history. Detail referencing manual can be seen in the Author Guideline.

Following example :

Journal :

  1. Articles in journal: single author

Kim, Y.S. 2006. Conservation of plant diversity in Korea. Lanscape and Ecological Enginering 2: 163-170.doi:10.1007/s11355-006-0004-x.

  1. Articles in journal: double authors

Peterson, R.L., Y. Uetake and C. Zelmer. 1998. Fungal symbioses with orchid protocorms. Symbiosis 25: 29-55.

  1. Articles in megazine

Tinnin, D. B. (1981, November 16). The heady success of holland’s Heineken. Fortune, pp. 158-164.

  1. Articles in newspaper

The opportunity for world brands. (1984, June 3). The New York Times, p.6F.

  1. Monograph

Franco, L. G. (1979). A survey of the impact of manufactured exports from industrializing countries in asia and latin America {Monograph}. Changing International Realities, 6.


  1. General book references

Engelmore, R., Morgan, A. eds. (1986). Blackboard Systems. Reading, Mass.: Addison- Wesley. ← [Book 1.]

Batty, A.L., K.W. Dixon, M.C. Brundrett and K. Sivasithamparam. 2002. Orchid conservation and mycorriozal association. In: Sivasithamparam, K., K.W. Dixon and R.L. Barrett (eds.) Mycroorganism in plant conservation and biodiversity. Kluwer Academic Publication Dordrecht.

  1. Book with the company name as authors

Committee for economic Development. (1981). Transnational corporations and developing countries. New York: Author.

  1. Edited book

Kaynak, E. (Ed). (1986). International business in the Middle East. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter.

  1. Book without authors or editor

Marketing opportunities in Japan. (1978). London : Dentsu Incorporated.

  1. Part of a book edited

Bucklin, L. P. (1986). Improving food retailing in less developed countries. In E. kayank (Ed.), World Food Marketing System (pp. 73-81). London : Butterworth Scintific Publishers.


  1. Publication proceedings, publication that contributed to the symposium

Lee, K. H. (1981). From production orientation to marketing orientation-Hong Kong in the international trade setting. In D. B. yeaman (Ed.), Developing global strategies (pp. 753-766). Conference held at the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain, 2 (December 17-19).

  1. Unpublished Paper Presented at a Meeting

Kaynak, E. (1988). Strategic and organizational issues in tourist services. Paper presented at Second International Tourism Advertising Conferences, Portoroz, Yugoslavia.

Technical report:

Rice, J. (1986). Poligon: A System for Parallel Problem Solving, Technical Report, KSL-86-19, Dept. of Computer Science, Stanford Univ.


Mo, B. 2004. Plant 'integrin-like' protein in pea (Pisum sativum L.) embryonic axes. PhD Dissertation, Department of Biology, University of South Dakota.

Internet references (not recommended):

Kew's Millennium Seed bank – Orchid Seed Stores Project. 2011. (accessed 20 June 2011).

The Board is authorized to reject a manuscript based on peer reviewer advice and make a necessary changes or adjustment related with language properties without altering the substance. Substance editing would be consulted with the author first.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Creative Commons License
HABITAT by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

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